Complete Goin' to Chicago and Listen to the Blues
Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, Emmet Berry, Lawrence Brown, Vick Dickenson, Sammy Price, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones
This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the Phoenix label. Reference #131519
Includes the complete Vanguard albums:
Goin to Chicago and Listen To the Blues
This issue gathered two glorious records by the great male jazz vocalist - the lyrical and romatic James Rushing, one of the greatest of the Kansas City blues shouters.
Conceived as musical autobiographies, these great albums remake many of the songs he made jazz standards with Count Basie.
Mr. Five By Five is accompanied here by a fine little band including among others Emmett Berry on trumpet, Lawrence Brown and Vic Dickenson on trombone, Buddy Tate on tenor sax, Sammy Price or Pete Johnson on piano, and two legendary members of the original Basie rhythm section in the old years: Walter Page and Jo Jones. In John Hammonds words, these recordings by Jimmy Rushing are, I believe, among the best he ever made.
01. How long
02. Boogie Woogie (I may be wrong)
03. How you want your lovin done?
04. Goin to Chicago
05. I want a little girl
06. Sent for you yesterday
07. Leave me
08. See see rider
09. Its hard to laugh or smile
10. Everyday I have the blues
11. Good morning blues
12. Take me back baby
13. Rock and roll
15. Dont cry baby
16. Rollem Pete
17. Sometimes I think I do
Total time: 79:30 min.
Recorded in New York City on December 1954 (1-7), August 1955 (8-16) and March 1957 (17).